Research Topic: Homelessness

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Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map provides a step-by-step guide for both the immediate need to support those state planning efforts and broad use by all governors interested in the promise of housing as an essential element of improved health and reduced utilization of costly health care services.

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The Impact of Homelessness Prevention Programs on Homelessness

A study published in Science by William Evans, James Sullivan, and Melanie Wallskog finds that temporary financial assistance to families at imminent risk of homelessness reduces the likelihood that they will enter a homeless shelter by 76%. The benefits of the temporary financial assistance, including lower shelter costs, lower costs of other public services, and better educational and health outcomes, outweigh the costs.

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Intersections Between Child Welfare & Homeless Systems

This PowerPoint presentation summarizes findings from two scholarly studies on child welfare and homelessness in New York City. The two studies were published in 2004 and 2005 by Children & Youth Services Review and Social Service Review, respectively.

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Keeping Families Together

This report offers an evaluation of Keeping Families Together (KFT), a pilot initiative from the Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH). KFT tests the impact of permanent supportive housing for families with previous involvement with homelessness and the child welfare system.

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Homelessness and Its Effects on Children

This report from the Family Housing Fund catalogs the myriad impacts homelessness has on children. The author focuses first on how homelessness affects different age groups: prenatal, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children.

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